Miami Pastor Arrested For Sexual Battery on Minor

Pastor inappropriately touched 11-year-old: Police

A Miami pastor is facing charges of sexual battery on a minor after police say he inappropriately touched an 11-year-old.

Jose Tomas Campos, 60, pastor of Ministerio Nueva Vida En Cristo Jesus Church at 124 Northwest 15th Avenue, was arrested Tuesday for the incident that happened in April, according to a Miami Police report.

According to the report, the victim told a teacher that they had fallen asleep in Campos' car and awoke to find Campos with his hand in their underwear.

Police say Campos denied the allegations at first, but later admitted to putting his hand inside the underwear by accident. He also denied touching any other members of his congregation, police said.

Campos was arrested and was being held without bond Wednesday. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.

The Miami Police Department said they're still investigating the case and are asking anyone who may be an alleged victim of Campos to contact Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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